Frequently Asked Questions

How do I know if something is a threat?

See our list of Warning Signs for behavior that should be reported. If you’re uncertain if something should be reported, please err on the side of caution and report.

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Where can I report concerns?

Emergency situations should be reported immediately to law enforcement by calling 911. To report a concern about a student, please contact the Division of Campus Life (404.727.4364). To report a concern about a faculty or staff member, please contact Human Resources (404.727.7611).

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Will police be involved if I make a report?

The police may be informed of the report if we determine the concern is threatening in nature and requires law enforcement to protect an individual and/or the community.

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What happens if I report a concern? Is the report confidential?

We will evaluate the concern to determine appropriate action. If you provide contact information, we can let you know we are addressing the concern and contact you if we need further information. We can protect your confidentiality to the extent possible in compliance with the law.

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What if I'm not sure if the situation is serious enough to pose a threat?

You should report a concern if an individual or situation requires assistance and/or intervention. Err on the side of being cautious and report.

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Will the person find out I shared information about him/her?

The individual will only find out the identity of the reporter under exceptional circumstances.

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Can reports be anonymous?

Anonymous reports will be evaluated based on the information provided. We encourage reporters to provide contact information so that we can follow-up on incomplete information to make sure the individual of concern receives all the assistance and resources he or she may need.

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